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SabuDana Kichdi

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

A delicious breakfast and good dish for Upvas (Fast)

Category Snack
Region All of India, more popular in western India
Also Called Sabu Dana Kichdi (depending upon the region)
Descriptive English Name
Served with Curd
Serves 4
Cooking Time 20min


• 1 Cup Sabudana (Preferably big ones)
• 1 Boiled and peeled potato
• 1Tbsp Jeera (Cumin seeds)
• ½ cup roasted crushed groundnuts (coarse)
• 3-4 green chili
• 1/2 tsp Red chili
• Finely chopped Coriander
• 1 tbsp Lime Juice
• 1 Tbsp Oil
• Salt to taste or Sendhava salt if preparing for fast


Wash sabudana in water, drain the water and let it soak for 3-4 hours. Chop the boiled potatoes in cubes. Heat the oil in a pan and add cumin seeds along with green chili. Let them splutter. Now add chopped potatoes and let it turn golden brown. Now add crushed groundnuts along with salt and red chili powder and stir well. Next, add Sabudana and make sure there should be NO water in it. Cook for 5-7 min Once cooked add lime juice and coriander leaves. Serve hot with curd.

Smart tips:

After adding Sabudana DO NOT cover the lid of the pan otherwise it might turn sticky.


BK Chowla said...

My wife makes a similar dish during Navratras

Meghana said...

Hi Mr BK Chowla,

Ya sabudana kichdi is made during navratri's widely across India.

Juhi said...

one of my favorite snacks,though I am almost never able to get it right, it either comes out too sticky or too hard :(

Meghana said...

Hi Juhi,

The reason it comes out to be hard u must not properly soaking it in water.And the reason why it comes to be sticky is that u must not be draining the water before putting it in the pan or u must be cooking it with the closed lid.

take care of these two aspects and i m sure it will be perfect.

Shri said...

Hi Meghna, this is Srikanth ..Nice recipe.... Simple steps too.. Do you know abt something called "Bagar"? That's also something for Fast. I had it first time in Pune and I loved it... Would love to know the recipe:-)

Meghana said...

Hi Srikant,

May be I know the recipe of Bagar but I know it by some other name.Let me know its made of what ? so i can understand which dish ur referring too ?

Bagar is local name of Maharashtra I guess!

For example on internet, i came to know Sabudana kichdi is also referred to as Sago kichdi.

Jaya Wagle said...

Hey Meghana,

Came here through Isabel's blog. What a coincidence, I too posted Sabudana Khichdi around the same time in January!
Loved your description of Naga Sadhus. Though I have seen them before I never knew so much about them.

Lakshmi -Celebrations said...

hi meghana,
i love the style of your blog,it goes from recipes to art to celebrities...
sabudana,nice atleast u wrote,drain water.mine used to be sticky,for not draining the water properly.thnaks for sharing..